NHL 2007 All-Star Snubs
Martin Straka, Rangers
Not many have noticed the career year Straka is having, but the Rangers have. They recently signed Straka, one of the league's top goal-scorers , to a one-year contract extension.
Ilya Kovalchuk, Thrashers
Kovalchuk is always among the elite goal-scorers in the league, so it's amazing that the leading vote-getter for the last All-Star game (in '04) was overlooked.
Dan Boyle, Lightning
Says Bolts coach John Tortorella: "He got robbed. It's a joke. He's one of the best players in the NHL. To be left off because of logistics, then don't have an All-Star Team." (Had Boyle joined Tampa's Vincent Lecavalier and Martin St. Louis, another team might have been left out, according to NHL senior VP Mike Murphy.)
Ray Emery, Senators
With one of the highest save percentages in the league, Emery has helped the Sens forget about their signing of the disappointing Martin Gerber to a three-year deal.
Olli Jokinen, Panthers
On a team with no Roberto Luongo or healthy Todd Bertuzzi, Jokinen continues to post big numbers during yet another season with little support.
Marc Savard, Bruins
He has better numbers than Jaromir Jagr in fewer games. Unlike the injured Jagr, Savard didn't receive an invitation -- and unlike Jagr, he probably would not have turned it down.
Dominik Hasek, Red Wings
With six shutouts and the West's best goals-against average, you'd think Hasek would be a no-brainer. "I'm disappointed. I thought I was going to be there," he said. You're not the only one, Dominator.
Daniel Sedin, Canucks
Due to a sub-par season by Markus Naslund, Sedin (22) leads his team in goals and shares its points lead with twin brother Henrik, who wasn't picked either.
Paul Kariya, Predators
He's the leading scorer on one of the most dominant teams in the league, not to mention one of the Western Conference's scoring leaders.
Chris Mason, Predators
When teammate Tomas Vokoun missed December with a thumb injury, backup Mason proved worthy by posting one of the NHL's highest save percentages as the Preds made a run to the top of the Central.
Alexander Frolov, Kings
Anze Kopitar has gotten the ink, but Frolov leads the Kings in scoring and has improved in each of his last four seasons.